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The implicitdiff command can be used to find derivatives of implicitly defined functions. The syntax is as follows
> implicitdiff(f,y,x);where f is an expression or equation, y is the dependent variable and x is the independent variable. Thus the command as just stated would compute . If f is given as an expression Maple will assume that the implicit equation is f = 0. Check the results of the following commands.
> implicitdiff(g,y,x);Second derivatives can also be taken with implicitdiff. The following command computes .
> implicitdiff(g,y,x,x);Maple also has a command for plotting implicitly defined functions. It is in the package plots which must be called before using the command.
DUE DATE: FEBRUARY 15 (in class).
Christine Marie Bonini